I was in the Alamo watching “The Girl on the Train” last weekend when I spotted something very familiar in every scene: Westchester. The suspense/thriller, which follows alcoholic Rachel Watson as she copes with her recent divorce, was filmed in Irvington, Hastings, Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry. One of the pivotal scenes takes place inside the Station Road railroad tunnel in Irvington. I stopped to snap a picture of it the other day on my way home from the Irvington Farmer’s Market.


The film isn’t the only show to be filmed in this picturesque county we call home. Sarah Jessica Parker’s new HBO drama “Divorce” is set at a gorgeous front-porch colonial on a dead-end street in Hastings, with frozen patches of the Hudson River in the background. There are shots of SJP all over the Rivertowns: in an empty gallery space in Tarrytown, walking past Saint George Bistro and Maud’s Tavern in Hastings.

The previous season of “The Affair” was filmed outside of charming Harper’s restaurant in Dobbs Ferry, while Noah, one of the main protagonists, set up in a historic old building across from The Cookery for a fictional book signing. Many other moments from the season took place in Cold Spring, 30 minutes to the north.


Parts of the next season of “Girls” (the final season!) was filmed last month at the Hastings’ Center Restaurant.

LoHud.com reports that “Madame Secretary” is filming in downtown White Plains, while “Billions” is filming at City Hall in White Plains, The Brazen Fox in White Plains and Kelly’s Sea Level restaurant in Rye.

Also, last week, Lohud.com reported that Richard Gere is filming a movie at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville called “The Three Christs of Ypsilanti.”

You see, this is why you live here: It’s a beautiful backdrop to real (and fictional) life.

Sponsored Post: Northern Westchester Is Good Living

Harriet Libov of Houlihan Lawrence tells us why.

October 20, 2016

If you’re considering a move to Northern Westchester, we don’t blame you! “Northern Westchester has so much to offer home buyers that you may not necessarily find farther south,” says Harriet Libov, a licensed real estate agent specializing in Northern Westchester with Houlihan Lawrence. “When I began my search for a NYC suburb to call home, I was immediately attracted to Northern Westchester for its sophisticated country feeling. Being a young mom was just the beginning of my exploration and journey into community life and all it has to offer.”


So what makes the Northern Westchester lifestyle so wonderful for families? Below, Libov shares the top draws of her beloved area…

  • Land is available at a more reasonable home price than in lower Westchester. Space for privacy and play is much more abundant up north!
  • The commute to New York City is shorter than you think. The Armonk community has a short drive to North White Plains for a 38-minute express train, and Chappaqua has its own station right in town.
  • Wonderful parks and recreation facilities abound, plus award-winning schools. 
  • There’s a sophisticated country lifestyle, with fabulous fine-dining restaurants like Restaurant North, Moderne Barn, Fortina, Campagna, The Farmer and The Fish, and The Inn at Pound Ridge. There are also fabulous local boutiques of all sorts with personal shopping services. 

ak_libov_harriet-2A passion for architecture, renovation and good design is what sparked Libov’s career in real estate 15 years ago. Libov’s interest in design and renovation has transitioned to a talent for staging and preparing homes for sale, to help buyers envision the home they are dreaming about. She loves clients who ask questions and are open to the answers she provides, and her ongoing relationships with clients are her favorite part of the job.

Harriet Libov understands the market and the community, and she works hard on your behalf. She’s someone who has the resources in place to make the process easier, and she’s open to working in any price range.

Get in touch with Harriet!
Follow her blog, www.connectnorthofnyc.com, search homes with her at www.harrietlibov.houlihanlawrence.com, and view her listings here.

My Aunt Janis Died Yesterday

October 19, 2016

And I’m telling you because it was so sudden, and I can’t bring myself to write about anything else. A tragic car accident on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk. When I heard the news from my husband, I was spooning zucchini fritters into a frying pan in the kitchen, the baby playing with cups at my feet. In an instant, my mind flashed back to when I was 12-years-old. Aunt Janis, with her long blond wavy hair, sometimes kept me at her house for weeks at a time over the summer, since my cousin, Heather (her daughter), and I were so close.


We all have that aunt, the one that makes you feel less like a girl and more like a grown-up at that tender age when you’re trying to be exactly that. She’d ask me about boyfriends and giggle about summer crushes. She was fun and carefree, a former hippie with three kids who always had a hammock in her backyard. The kind of person that drove her Jeep barefoot, sand covering the mats and all of the windows down. She’d ask me about my life as a teenager and actually listen to my responses, showing me that there were adults other than my parents interested in what I had to say. We’d talk about books and TV shows and her rescue dogs, like they were people. More than once, she joked that I could be her daughter, since I looked so much like her middle child, my cousin, Jenna, and I liked that, since it made me feel like I was somehow more special to her than everyone else. As an adult, busy with my own family and jobs, I saw her less frequently, but when I did, we’d talk about writing; she wrote for the East Hampton Star for 20 years.

So when I heard the horrible news yesterday, that’s where my mind reeled: I was suddenly a little girl swimming on a sun-drenched beach in Montauk, my aunt in a lounge chair near me in her tortoise-shell sunglasses. She’s smiling. She may have had hardships in her life, but she always smiled when she saw me.

In my kitchen, a second passed, maybe two. Then the reality of what my husband was saying hit me: car accident, gas truck, dead on the scene, 12:40pm — and I collapsed into his arms. Broke down in tears.

Later, I spoke to my father, her brother, and he was more stunned than I was. He kept telling me: “Drive safely, honey. Please. I love you.” It was an odd request, but our brains do funny things as we process the news that someone we love is suddenly gone. Besides, I knew what my dad was really saying: “Don’t leave me, too.”

Leaf Peeping Driving Tour: Meander Up Route 22

The foliage along Cranberry Lake is dripping with golds, yellows and reds.

October 18, 2016

Editor’s note: This post first ran in the past, and we’ve brought it back as an oldie but goody!

Forget driving upstate. There’s spectacular fall foliage right in our backyards. Here’s another way to enjoy the leaves: A drive up Route 22 from Valhalla to Chappaqua. The trees are turning a myriad of fall colors — they’re so perfect they almost look like a movie set, and in coming weeks, the leaves will only get prettier. According to the New York State’s fall foliage report, only about half of our leaves have changed color.


To start the driving tour, follow the Bronx River Parkway north from White Plains until you get to the right hand turnoff for Route 22 — it’s right before Kensico Dam. (You can do this tour from north to south, if you live in northern Westchester, but I’m going to start near Kensico Dam in Valhalla.) Follow the ramp for Route 22 up the hill and merge onto the roadway. Here, Route 22 hugs Cranberry Lake and its surrounding preserve. There are tall oaks, hemlocks, and red maples all in varying shades of brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. As you drive around the lake, you’ll be able to spy the reflection of the trees in the water. On a sunny day, it’s hard to find a prettier spot. (There are a few spots to park on the side of the road, but I wouldn’t advise doing this with children unless you’re headed to a trail; the road is too busy.)

After you drive over the elevated roadway, the road will split — you can head east to Rye or northwest toward Armonk and Chappaqua. Take the road to Chappaqua. You’ll enjoy some more lakeside foliage until the road splits a second time. This time, bear left on Route 120 (King Street) toward Chappaqua (the other direction takes you to Armonk).


At this point, the roadway meanders through one of the woodsiest sections of Westchester. The roadway, which is thick with towering trees and houses tucked into hillsides, twists and turns along stone walls and white picket fences for a few miles before it opens up into Chappaqua. Try not to drive too fast — you’ll miss the sunlight dappling on the yellow leaves and the canopy of orange you’ll zoom under at a certain point.


Once you emerge from the trees and find yourself at a traffic light, you’ll make a quick right on Bedford Road and a quick left back on King Street. When you drive down the hill into Chappaqua village, you may feel like you’re in a quaint Vermont village, especially with the foliage glowing off in the distance. Park in town, and head to one of our favorite spots: ice cream at LOCAL, chocolate chip cookies at Sherry B, or a brie burger (YUM!) at Le Jardin de Roi.

Or, just take the same way home. And drink in all of those colors one last time.

If you want a more detailed map, type in Kensico Dam in Valhalla to Chappaqua via Route 22 on your GPS. 

Fall Hike at Cranberry Lake

October 17, 2016

People have been recommending Cranberry Lake Preserve in North White Plains as a beautiful hiking spot to us for years, but it wasn’t until last month that we finally made the visit. And it is gorgeous — but not in the way I expected. The trails at Cranberry Lake are indeed scenic, but it was the points of interest along the way, which are kind of quirky and historical and lend a sense of adventure, that made it a perfect hike to do with the kids.


To get to Cranberry Lake, follow the signs along Route 22 in the Kensico area and you’ll reach a small parking lot, right by the nature lodge. There are many ways to tour the preserve (here’s a great map with trail routes clearly marked), but we chose to do the blue loop around Cranberry Lake and South Pond, with a detour to the Quarry (purple loop). In addition to giving us great views of the water, that route took us to all the major points of interest, including the Bent Bridge, Stone Chamber, Cascade, Bird Observation Tower and Abandoned Tennis Court. Hiking the whole blue loop — with the Quarry detour — took just under two hours, including a break for snack at the Bird Observation Tower. Along the way, we encountered many boardwalks and wooden planks to balance on.


My favorite of this list of sights was the Abandoned Tennis Court, which is an actual tennis court (the preserve was once the site of a country club) that has since been reclaimed by nature and looks a little eerie, like a scene from the Will Smith movie, I Am Legend.

The Quarry is worth the extra half hour to visit if you feel comfortable with your kids climbing up a rock face — or don’t mind lifting them up the rock steps. My 5-year-old was able to do it with minimal help. In the early 1900s, this was the site of a major stone-mining operation — the Kensico Dam was built from the stone found here, and after all that was needed was removed, the gaping quarry was left.


To reach the rock wall that leads to fantastic views of the Quarry, follow the purple loop until you reach the remnants of an old railroad track. (Back when the stone mining was going on, this area contained a network of railroad tracks, a rock-crushing plant and even a dynamite storage building.) Look to the left and you’ll see a rock wall with purple trail markers painted on the steps to show you the way up. The view from the top is breathtaking, but do make sure you hold onto your kids! A boy fell into the Quarry just a couple of years ago, but thankfully he was ok.


If you’re planning on hiking at Cranberry Lake, bring your sense of adventure, along with plenty of snacks and water. We went in late September, when the leaves were just starting to turn. The preserve must be blazing with striking autumn colors right now.

Cranberry Lake Preserve, 1609 Old Orchard St., North White Plains; (914) 428-1005. The preserve is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm.

October Happy List


October 12, 2016


If you haven’t booked tickets to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, you’re in luck: New October shows were just added. Check the Historic Hudson Valley’s ticket site for new dates and times. Otherwise, here’s what else to do this month.


Everyone loves Boo at the Zoo, which invites kids in costumes to explore illuminated pumpkin creatures and run a hay maze. But if you’ve been there, done that, then try the Scarecrow Invasion at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown. Throughout the end of October, families can play and walk through an entire field of homemade scarecrows. Kids will love guessing who each scarecrow is dressed as, and there will be some familiar characters. No worries about wee ones; there’s nothing scary about this event. Tickets are $5 per person.

Lasdon Park in Somers doesn’t just have a Christmas train show — they put out a haunted display for Halloween. Add in a storyteller and live music, and you’ve got an enchanting way to spend a Saturday or Sunday in October.


This weekend is the 15th annual Dobbs Ferry Festa, happening on Saturday, October 15th from 1pm to 8pm. Expect a street fair with music, food, games, events and special events for kids. In previous years, about 15,000 people have attended, so this is a serious fall fest.

I’m psyched up about the first Food Truck Festival at Rocktoberfest at Mathiessen Park in Irvington on Saturday, October 15th. Remember those late night pitstops at Wafle and Dinges-Belgium Waffles in NYC? They’ll be there, along with several other food trucks for good eating while listening to a full lineup of live music. The headliner is Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springstreet Tribute Band. (Yes, James Farnsworth, this one is for you!)


There’s a sweet (free!) event at the Irvington Town Hall Theater on Saturday, October 22 at 10:30am: Irving the Theater Nut! Gregory Allen, the theater manager there, wrote a delightful book for kids based on his job, and after he reads it, there will be snacks, a sing-a-long and even a book signing.

Also that day is Family Fun Day at Tarrytown Music Hall at 10am. Families are invited in to see circus arts, dance, music and storytelling, as well as booths that will engage kids in hands-on arts and crafts. (Think: fall-themed jewelry, spooky egg shaker coloring, etc.). Free and open to all.

Did we miss your great October event? List it in the comments below!

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So maybe this sounds familiar to you. You go to the apple orchard with your family. Everyone gets a little overzealous with filling their bags and you end up coming home with about 20 pounds of apples. You give some away to your neighbors, eat a bunch of them, bake some more into pies … and you’re still left with about two dozen apples. What do you do with all these apples?!

I asked the Internet this question, and got some pretty neat answers. Here are five ways to use up apples that I never would’ve thought of myself, but now seem like totally necessary things to do. Have fun!


Apple Stamps
Kids tired of boring old paintbrushes? Let them loose in the backyard with some homemade apple stamps and some red and green paint. Instant art for the fridge. Happy Hooligans suggests gluing on some real leaves for a 3-D effect. Maybe frame some of the better results as kitchen décor?


Apple Pie Pops
OK, I know you’re probably totally sick of apple pie at this point. But apple pie on a stick? Completely different story. Here’s the recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.


Fruit Ornaments
This is a great craft that you can easily do with your kids — just dry some apple slices in the oven, string them, and hang them up. Learn to Preserve makes it look easy. It makes lovely seasonal décor, or you can hang them on your tree come Christmas. String a bunch of them together to make a garland. Your visitors will think you’re so crafty!


Shrunken Heads
With Halloween is coming up, you’ll already have a bunch of jack-o-lanterns around the house. Why not throw some shrunken apple heads into the mix as well? Instructables has a great DIY.


Apple Fries
When we were in Legoland in California a couple of years ago, my favorite thing to about the place was the apple fries. They were sweet and cinnamon-y, and I just had to see if someone had recreated the recipe for the Internet. Of course, someone had — I found a great recipe on Around My Family Table.

Ridge Hill’s 4th Annual HarvestFest is October 22

Mark Your Calendars!

October 7, 2016

Ridge Hill’s 4th annual HarvestFest will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, from 12pm to 3pm on Market Street between Cole Street and Fitzgerald Street. This year’s event promises to be better than ever with fantastic fun for the whole family!

This year’s festival activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, square dancing, live bluegrass band, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. We’ll be there too so please stop by and say hi! 

PLUS BRING RECEIPTS, GET TREATS! While supplies last, receive a free candy basket if you bring same day receipts to Guest Services totaling $50 or more from any of Ridge Hill’s retailers. See you there!


Hit the Road, Jack

Last minute getaways for Columbus Day Weekend

October 6, 2016

We’re headed to Montauk for the long weekend to visit with family — my niece and nephews, who I haven’t seen in five months, are up visiting from Florida! But if you don’t have plans, I have some ideas for you. Pack a bag and head out of town to…


The North Fork, Long Island
Only an hour and a half jaunt east on the Long Island Expressway, you’ll be smack dab in the heart of pumpkin picking country. We spend our summers out here, so you’ve probably heard me talk about it before, but the NoFo is a great destination for families. Kids will love the “frontier-town” festivities at Harbes Farm (think: pig racing), and parents will love a stop at one of the dozens of wineries. There aren’t that many places to stay on the North Fork, but we can recommend clean and reasonable accommodations in South Jamesport at the Jamesport Bay Suites (waterfront) and the Duncan Inn (recently renovated and on the main drag); as of pub time, both had some availability for Columbus Day weekend. If you go, print out our day trip to the North Fork guide we published a few years back. (AND if you can snag a dinner or brunch reservation at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn, shown above, it’s not to be missed!)


Watch Hill Inn, Rhode Island
I’ve been dreaming about staying in this gorgeous hotel on the water in Watch Hill, Rhode Island for years, but boy is it a splurge! Still, I bet it’s worth every penny — and they have rooms this weekend! Located directly on the harbor, Watch Hill is a Victorian village about fifteen miles east of Mystic, Connecticut, with its own old-timey Flying Horse Carousel right in town. If you stay at the Watch Hill Inn, you’ll get privileges at the Ocean House, another iconic, historic hotel just down the street, with a full-service spa and restaurant. If you go, dress for crisp autumn walks on the beach, and plan to visit area attractions like Mystic Aquarium, local farms, nature centers and local shops and restaurants.


Woodstock, New York
You could do this in a day trip, but it’s more fun to stay at least one night, if you can. Most people associate Woodstock with peace, love and happiness, but don’t write this town off as a hippy-only stomping ground. Today, it’s home to a variety of artists who sell their wares in the two dozen or so shops along the main drag in the bustling downtown. My kids ate an entire vegan lunch — chickpea fries, included — at the cute-as-a-button downtown Garden Cafe, we walked along the creeks and waterfalls in town, and we spent a day walking/biking along the paved trails lining the grand Ashokan Reservoir. We’ve been planning a trip back just to go for another short stack at the Phoenicia Diner, a vintage roadside dinner with fabulous food in the middle of the mountains. We rented a cottage on AirBnB, and it was basic but really cute, not nearly as nice as this artist’s retreat available this weekend at $285 per night.

I was at Target last week and made the classic mistake of picking up a few bags of Halloween candy early (they’ll be long gone by mid-October). But buying the candy really put me in the Halloween mood and got me looking forward to costumes and fun decorations.

I always forget, though, that there are many parents who dread this holiday. Nut allergies can make this time of year a nightmare for some kids, especially those who suffer from the most severe forms of it. Even candies that appear to be nut-free must be avoided because there’s always the danger of cross contamination. I know of many kids who end up feeling left out and frustrated during this holiday.


It’s a heartbreak that two Larchmont moms, Lani Steinberg and Rachel Farscht, are well aware of; their sons both have severe nut allergies, and after experiencing several traumatic Halloweens and countless upsetting birthday parties, they decided to start a new candy business, Bo & Ty Sweets, which sells only certified nut-free candies.

As Lani explained to me, the only truly safe candy are ones processed in a dedicated facility that doesn’t allow cross contamination of any kind. “That type of candy is very hard to find,” Lani said. “Also, once nut-free candy comes in to contact with ‘unsafe’ candy, our children cannot eat it. All of these reasons led us to create our company’s mission statement, which is to make children with nut-allergies feel safe but not singled out.”

Bo & Ty Sweets isn’t just for nut-allergic families — it’s also a great option for parents who are planning parties and want to serve candies that all the guests can safely enjoy. Their line of candies includes chocolates, gummies, sour candies and jelly beans in various sizes and packages. Plus, there’s free local delivery on orders over $30. Check out what’s offered on the Bo & Ty Sweets website.

I just dove into Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, which is getting more buzz than just about anything out there other than Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am. Patchett’s language is incredibly evocative, and this story — about the impact of a couple’s marital infidelity on their families over decades — draws you right in. (It starts with a boozy christening party, where the beautiful mother and host exchanges a kiss with a stranger in her new baby’s nursery.)


My husband just finished Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which tells the story of a young slave’s harrowing journey to get to an imagined slave train to freedom. My husband made me promise I’d read it, too. He said the writing — and the story — are unforgettable. Which may be why Oprah selected it as her next book club book.

New Yorker writer Lauren Collins memoir, When in French, is her story of falling in love with her French husband in London — and then Geneva — while speaking another language. Critics are saying such lovely things about the way that she answers the question: what does it mean to fall in love in a second language? Do the words you intend mean the same thing? How do you raise a child in two languages?

The Mothers also piqued my interest, and the novel, coming out on October 11, is predicted to be one of the biggest books of the season. The book jacket got me, describing The Mothers as a “surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community and the things that ultimately haunt us most.”

Hudson Valley Fall Festivals

From Scarsdale to Somers, here's a guide to fall festivals in the region.

September 29, 2016

All of these events have been updated for October 2016!

Caramel apples, pumpkin carving, live music in the cool crisp air. You can’t live in Westchester without loving fall. It’s when our orchards, farms and, of course, foliage, shine. So don’t let the season pass you by without getting out to one of these fall festivals. To make it easy, they’re listed by date. Enjoy!


Warwick Apple Festival
When: Oct. 2, 10am to 5pm
Where: Downtown Warwick, NY (about an hour north of White Plains)
What to Expect: Every year, Warwick opens its streets up for a large all-day apple festival. There’s serious shopping — more than 200 craft vendors set up — and dozens of food vendors to keep hungry bellies full. There’s seven different stages featuring music and entertainment. Plus, an all day carnival with a special kiddie carnival. Best of all: An apple pie baking contest with samples for festival goers.
Tickets: Free

Weinberg Nature Center’s Annual Fall Festival
When: Oct. 2, 1 to 4pm
Where: 455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
What to Expect: Those that live in lower Westchester will appreciate the quick hop to Scarsdale for a fun fall day. Live animals, a petting zoo, apple cidering, nature walks, scavenger hunts, a haystack dive, games food and much more!
Tickets: $8 per person; kids under 2 free

Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival at Bartow-Pell
When: Oct. 8, 12 to 4pm
Where: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
What to Expect: An indoor-outdoor festival of fall delights for all ages. There will be music, crafts, games, a giant hay-bale tower, and seasonal treats including fresh cider from our outdoor press. Meet some birds of prey, help harvest our season’s final bounty from our organic vegetable garden, ride in a horse-drawn wagon and pick your own pumpkin from BPMM’s pop-up pumpkin patch!
Tickets: $5 per person; children under 3 free

Harvest Festival Weekend at Stamford Museum
When: Oct. 15-16, 11am to 3pm
Where: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
What to Expect: Cast your vote in a scarecrow contest, watch an apple-cider making demonstration, participate in the costume parade, learn about colonial life and more at Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s 375th anniversary. Other activities include an apple slingshot, farm animal demonstrations, live music, face-painting, storytelling and children’s crafts. Popular food trucks will be on hand, and hayride tickets will be available for purchase.
Tickets: $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Spooktoberfest at Hart’s Brook Park & Preserve
When: Oct. 15, 12 to 4:30pm
Where: Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale
What to Expect: Highlights include live music, a magic show, a bubble bus, pirate school, inflatables, face painting, a petting zoo, food vendors, and Halloween crafts, games and hay rides.
Tickets: $6 per person; children under 2 free

Sheldrake Environmental Center’s Fall Festival
When: Oct. 16, 2 to 5pm
Where: 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont
What to Expect: Come to Sheldrake to build a fairy or bug house. Then stay to hike on a nature trail, listen to live music, learn about composting and get your face painted. Lots of arts and crafts to keep little ones busy.
Tickets: $5 for members, $10 for non-members (discount if purchased in advance)

Autumn Celebration at Muscoot Farm
When: Oct. 16, 12 to 3pm
Where: Route 100, Somers 
What to Expect: Spend the day listening and dancing to a band, watching blacksmithing demonstrations, making origami, visiting antique cars, decorating a sugar pumpkin, taking a hayride or shopping at the farmers’ market. Kids can also play old fashioned farm games!
Tickets: Free, but there’s a small charge for sugaring pumpkins

Greenburgh Nature Center Fall Festival
When: Oct. 16, 11am to 3pm
Where: 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
What to Expect: Cider making, scarecrow-building and pumpkin-carving. There will also be a petting zoo, scavenger hunts, tractor rides, zip line and live music. Food available to purchase.
Tickets: $8 members, $15 non-members (discount if purchased in advance)

Westchester’s Top Photographers’ Favorite Shoot Locations

September 28, 2016

It’s fall and the quintessential time of year to capture your family’s sweetest memories. Whether you hire one of our favorite photographers listed below or snap some pics on your own, it’s important to pick a great spot for your crew to enjoy and be their best selves for the photo op. Read on for Westchester’s Best Family Photographers’ […]

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The Kids Are Both at School

September 26, 2016

As I write this, I am having lunch by myself at home, something I’ve hardly — if ever — had a chance to do in seven years. My younger one started Kindergarten this year, which means that I now have two kids in school full time. I can’t believe we’ve finally gotten here. When I […]

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Should You Stitch-Fix?

September 23, 2016

My first “fix” was waiting for me on the porch one day in late-June: a darling little parcel no bigger than a globe. I tore it open like a kid on Christmas morning, eager to see the contents inside. I pulled a coral tank with a tie at the neck, aqua stitching emblazoned across the bodice. There […]

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What’s New With the Flu

September 21, 2016

This post was brought to you by Scarsdale Medical Group.  Last year, we worked with Scarsdale Medical Group’s pediatrician, Dr. Amy Lief on the Facts of the Flu Vaccine. We recently checked in with Dr. David Goldberg, also of Scarsdale Medical Group, to see what’s new with the flu this year. What should parents know […]

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